Use of complementary and alternative medicines by a sample of Turkish women for infertility enhancement: a descriptive study

Edirne T., ARICA S. G., GUCUK S., Yildizhan R., Kolusarı A., Adalı E., ...More

BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, vol.10, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Infertility patients are a vulnerable group that often seeks a non-medical solution for their failure to conceive. World-wide, women use CAM for productive health, but only a limited number of studies report on CAM use to enhance fertility. Little is known about traditional and religious forms of therapies that are used in relation to conventional medicine in Turkey. We investigated the prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) used by infertile Turkish women for fertility enhancement.